Street View does not work on their web version. I miss that the most.
Indeed. People forget how borked Googles maps are on the web. No streetview, impossibly hard to use UI. Absolute shite IMO even on a desktop computer.
Using it on a mobile device by adding a shortcut to the home screen is far from "problem solved."
People also forget that the mobile Maps app on iOS is actually an Apple app. That's why it was always so much better than Google maps on the web. Google hasn't actually shown us yet that it's capable of designing a good maps app for a mobile device.
Is anyone really surprised Apple maps 1.0 is not equal to Google Maps 6.0?
Give it a few months.. maybe even a year. With user feedback and resources focused on the Apple maps.. they will eventually catch up. I have no doubt a company with a $100 Billion in the bank.. can make a great map app.
I really don't know what people truly expected. Did you honestly expect a 1.0 product to match something or even come close to a system that's been going on for several years? Yes it sucks now, but it's going to take years to catch up to Google. Fortunately I live in Houston and the maps works great for me. I also have a great sense of direction, so that helps too.
They truly expected an upgrade not a downgrade.
This *is* the serious effort!
The Maps app has always been written by Apple... previously Google provided the data. BTW when Street View was added it was a worthwhile upgrade, due mainly to Google. The biggest thing it lacked for me was landscape mode.
Imagine how good the new App would be if it had Google's POI database and imagery...
I've been satisfied with the new Maps but Apple is seriously lacking on waypoints. I was in Chicago the other day and typed in Garret's popcorn and 1 thing popped up on my iPad, which had iOS 6. Typed in Garrett's Poprcorn on my iPhone which is iOS 5 and a gazillion waypoints popped up in the city.
I am hoping though with the large amount of iPhone users that business owners will realize that their business is not being found anymore and will get it added to the database. We'll see if things improve from here on out.
What I'm curious to now is if Google will design an iOS app for Maps or will they let us suffer and let that be a selling point of Android.
i think that elevates Apple users apart from the rest... they see the good and bad of Apple... they're not here just to bash everything that is non-Apple...
Get real. Google Maps is probably the only reason why anyone should want an Android device. It's fantastic. Hell it even has indoor maps.
I have an idea - if you live in a country where Maps are not yet fully supported - Don't update to iOS 6.
Perhaps hard to do if you are getting a new iPhone 5 - but here's an idea - don't update to an iPone 5 just yet.
I would have to think that Apple is hard at work on getting lots of updates to Maps done as soon as possible.
Or just get a cheap Android phone to use for maps only.
In montreal, the fly over cover the entire metropolitain area, its very nice and I prefer it to streetview because it shows everything (roof tops, backyards, parks, ...) I did some search of locations with Siri (in iOS 6 Siri locations now works in Canada, about time) and the results were OK, but not as good as google maps.
The new map system would be better if it cover more area with fly over. Streetview covers pretty much everything in north america. Giving the limited fly over coverage and incomplete location information, I think the maps have been release to early, it still needs a lot of work.
Thanks for the link. So instead of fixing the problems themselves, they whine about how bad it is. Why should anyone who brings up iOS' Maps in that regard be taken seriously? The only legitimate complaints that can be had, then, are the accuracy and clarity of the satellite and flyover imagery.
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I was really looking forward to the maps application but its got that "abandoned open source" look about it. Its slow, not convinced about its accuracy and is missing the transport directions ( I travel by bus ).
So will put Googles back on when available.
Underwhelmed to say the least about IOS 6 so far.
Steve: "What is this thing supposed to do?"
Steve: "Then why the F*** doesn't it do that???"
*Pink slips appear with the strength of a thousand suns*